ProVision Partners Cooperative - Scholarships
Annually, ProVision Partners Cooperative offers scholarships to youth from area high schools. Students applying for these scholarships must be graduating seniors in Central Wisconsin, enrolled in the short-course program or a two- or four-year curriculum in the fall. Applicants must also supply general information about themselves, explain why they are interested in their chosen career path, and tell why they feel cooperatives are important.
Applicants will be scored on their scholastic achievement, leadership, written essay questions and perceived ability to contribute to the future of their chosen career path.
"The increasing need for specialization in agriculture makes a variety of agricultural career options possible. Our goal is to encourage more young people to pursue these careers," says Rob Larson, General Manager.
ProVision Partners Cooperative is a farm supply cooperative serving over 6,000 patrons in both the farm and urban markets of Marathon, Wood, Portage, Taylor and Clark counties and beyond and is a proud supporter of area youth.
The scholarship deadline is March 31st of each year.
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Three $5,000 scholarships will be awarded this year. The Direct Member Scholarship program is open to all children and grandchildren of Land O'Lakes' direct producer members (class B and D). Students applying must currently be a high school senior entering either a two- or four-year school in fall of 2020. All majors are welcome to apply.
Land O'Lakes Scholarship Due by March 15th
Cooperative Awards Scholarships
April 2019- Marshfield, WI – Abigail Daul, Angela Edelburg, Kayla Johnson, Katerina Kolzow, Morgan Masanz, Emily Pankratz, Mitchel Paul, Paige Proctor, Hailey Rueth, Achtyn Schmitz, Dara Stichert and Mariah Zawislan were all recently awarded scholarships from ProVision Partners Cooperative as part of the Cooperative’s Careers in Agriculture Scholarship program.
Abigail Daul is from Mosinee and is the daughter of Ben Daul and Rachel Stubfors. She's a senior at Marshfield High School and plans to attend Southwest Technical College. Since seventh grade Abigail have been very active in FFA on livestock and dairy judging teams, and in agricultural outreach programs to other area youths interested in agriculture and dairy careers.
Angela Edelburg is the daughter of Gary and Patty Edelburg of Scandinava. She will graduate for Amherst High School and plans to study animal science at the Universtiy of Wisconsin-River Falls. Throughout the last seven years, Angela has been active in FFA, 4-H and the Junior Holstein Association, as well as Natonal Honor Society, band and high school athletics.
Kayla Johnson from Granton is the daughter of Duane and Charolotte Johnson, and a 2019 graduate of Granton High School. Kayla will major in animal science at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and plans to declare an emphasis in companion animals. She is depending on education to be her career guide into potential opportunities in veterinary science, animal training and rescue, or teaching.
Katerina Kolzow is from Colby and is the daughter of Jeffery and Cynthia Kolzow. A 2019 graduate of Colby High School, she plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-River Falls pursuing a degree in ag marketing and communications with a minor in Spanish. FFA and 4-H have kept Katerina busy in the past and she hopes to continue to be an advocate for ag by speaking at economics seminars and conferences, as well as through socail media.
Morgan Masanz is the daughter of Scott and Mary Lou Masanz of Arpin. As a graduate of Pittsville High School, Mrogan's next stop is Mid-State Technical College to pursue an associate degree in mursing, then on to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for her bachelor's degree. Always active in 4-H, Morgan devoted many hours as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) as well, throughout her high school years.
Emily Pankratz is from Auburndale and is the daughter of Bruce and Peggy Pankratz. She plans to attend Lakeshore Technical College for dairy herd management follwing her spring graduation from Auburndale High School. Emily is a real advocate of the cooperative business model saying "Cooperatives help support farmers so they can thrive...and the community so it can grow and achieve its full potential." In the future Emily is looking forward to owning and managing her own dairy herd.
Mitchel Paul hails from Edgar and is the son of Mark and Tracy Paul. As a 2019 graduate of Edgar High School, he plans to study agri-business at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in the fall. Mitchel aspires to contribute to the welfare of the agricultural industry in the political arena, by helping make farming more profitable and sustainable, and maybe even starting his own dairy cooperative someday.
Paige Proctor calls Junction City home. She is the daughter of John and Anne Proctor and graduates in May from Stevens Point Area Senior High School. In the fall, Paige plans to continue her education by pursuing a degree in biology. Throughout high school, Paige recieved many competetive show honors, as well as recognition for educational excellence, leadership and contribution to her community.
Hailey Rueth is the daughter of Rick and Pam Rueth from Loyal. Recent employment as a CNA helped lead Hailey toward a health care/radiology career she will continue at Western Technical College-LaCrosse following her graduation from Loyal High School in May. Always very busy helping on her family's dairy farm, Hailey found time in hight school for community volunteering, church events and athletics. Hailey is a member of Loyal's 2019 Girl's State Basketball Championship Team.
Ashtyn Schmitz is the daughter of Chirs and Jana Schmitz from Greenwood. She is a 2019 graduate of Greenwood High School and, in the fall, plans to attend North Central Technical College to pursue certification as a dental hygienst. Throughout high school, Ashtyn had an active schedule of interests including, FFA, student council, athletices and community volunteering.
Dara Stichert is from Chili, Wisconsin, and her parents are Dana and Denise Stichert. She is a 2019 graduate of Marshfield High School and plans to attends the University of Wisconsin-Madison for and undergraduate degree in sociology. From there, it will be on to law school. "With my background in rual farming, environmental law is the path for me," saya Dara. Participation in the FFa's Market Animal Project, tennis, teaching Sunday School and horse shows have kept Dara very bust for the last nine years.
Mariah Zawislan is the daughter of Ricky and Robin Zawislan from Stratford, and a 2019 graduate of Stratford High School. In the fall, she'll be heading to the University of Wisconsin-Plattville to persue a degree in occupational therapy. Then, she hopes to take her educational skills to the Marshfield Clinic as a staff therapist. Community volunteering, athlestics and Stutdent Council acitvities occupied much of Mariah's free time durring high school.
Students from the Central Wisconsin area were invited to apply for the scholarships. Participants had to indicate their plans to enroll in a two or four year program or farm short course next fall, supply general information about themselves, explain why they are interested in their chosen career path and explain why they feel cooperatives are important. Participants are scored on their scholastic achievement, leadership, written essay questions and perceived ability to contribute to the society and agriculture in the future.
“The increasing need for specialization in agriculture makes a variety of agricultural career options possible. Our goal is to encourage more young people to pursue future education and to consider a field in agriculture as a career,” says Rob Larson, General Manager.
ProVision Partners is an ag supply Co-op that serves agriculture, commercial and urban markets of central Wisconsin and beyond.